Finding good parking spots is a problem. Finding someone else’s car parked in your reserved space? An even bigger problem. And what do you do when the offender doesn’t stop even after repeated attempts to resolve the issue? Tried Gaandhigiri, didn’t work. What next?
A Redditor by the name Angry Aussie Gam3r faced a similar situation. Here’s an excerpt.
“I live in an apartment building which has end to end parking for two spaces per apartment. I only have a single car. Earlier this year, a random car began parking in front of mine. I made repeated attempts to stop this behaviour by leaving notes and an explanation that if it happened again I’d press charges and/or have the vehicle towed.
Jackass still repeatedly blocked in my car by illegally parking in my private space, and this time it was still there Saturday afternoon when I had been planning on going away with a group of my mates. I figured enough was enough, it was time to have the vehicle towed, so I called a towing company, who refused to help because the space was on the third floor.
None of my mates minded spending an extra hour to screw someone over that had interfered with us, so we grabbed Vehicle Positioning Jacks (basically devices that slot under each wheel, then lift the car up on hydraulics so you can freewheel it in any direction). We moved his car between a pillar and a wall making it extremely hard to get out, from a secluded, dark and out of the way corner of the parking level where most people wouldn’t have thought to look.
When we came back Monday afternoon after the long weekend the car was still there. It eventually went later in the week, though I’m not exactly sure how they managed it. I never saw that car again.”
Needless to say, people were impressed. Some were awed by the sheer genius of the whole idea, while others narrated their own anecdotes. The thread was so popular that the man in question even added a diagram and GIMP animation for better understanding. How cool is that?
Very professional indeed
Job well done
His reaction must have been priceless
What an idea, sirji
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Parking woes in India are no better. We’re sure you too must have faced a similar situation sometime. What did you do to resolve it?